Arsenal could be getting some of their Declan Rice money back from West Ham with a new signing on the way in the next 48 hours according to a report.

West Ham boss David Moyes already thinks Arsenal got a bargain with their £105m move to sign Declan Rice.

Arsenal broke the British transfer record to take West Ham’s captain to the Emirates after a long-running saga.

But just three weeks later Chelsea have smashed that record with the £115m signing of Moises Caicedo from Brighton.

So it’s easy to see why Moyes believes Arsenal have got themselves a great deal.

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Arsenal could get some of their Declan Rice money back from West Ham with new signing on the way in next 48 hours according to report

Now the Hammers might be about to inadvertently make the Gunners’ outlay and balance sheet look even better.

Because Arsenal could be getting some of their Rice money back from West Ham with a new signing on the way in the next 48 hours according to a report.

We reported earlier on claims from a journalist that West Ham are ‘confident’ of landing a third summer signing by Friday.

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And it appears that man could be Stuttgart defender Konstantinos Mavropanos.

That will be a name that is familiar to Arsenal fans. The Greek centre-back was signed by the Gunners as 20-year-old but would only make eight appearances for them before eventually being loaned out and then sold to Stuttgart for £4.5m last year.

It may not have worked out at Arsenal but the club clearly saw enough in the reported West Ham target to suggest they thought there was a player there.

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Seven-figure kick-back for Gunners if West Ham sign defender

Because talkSPORT claims Arsenal had a 10 per cent sell on clause inserted into the sale.

And that means should West Ham sign the 25-year-old this week – as rumoured in the report – then some of that Rice money which recently landed in the Hammers’ bank account will be going straight back to Arsenal via Germany.

No fee is mentioned regarding West Ham’s move for Mavropanos. But Arsenal would be due 10 per cent of any profit Stuttgart make over the initial £4.5m outlay.

So should West Ham pay, for example, around £30m for the defender – the same amount they had put down for Harry Maguire – Arsenal will get a seven-figure kick-back of around £2.5m.


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